Brewed by Bank Top
Style: Mild Ale
Bolton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A full bodied dark mild with hints of liquorice and roast barley.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1500) - ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Half pint at the Great British Beer Festival 2013. Very dark brown, almost black, with a bubbly head. A touch ’vomity’ on the first taste, accopanied by a light sulphur aroma. Smooth after the initial hit however. Acidic and a touch woody.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (1511) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle at The Inn Beer Shop, Southport. Pours black, some head. Nice looking beer. Aroma not very appealing, however proved a very nice drink overall. Nutty roasted chocolate, good body, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
Cask. Jet black, thin ring of tan bubble. Light malt Licorice nose. Light body but full of Licorice, toffee and a tang bitter finish. Slight carbon aftertaste but light enough to be very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9530) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2012
Small, yellow-beige head over ruby to brown beer. Chocolatey, chocolate malts, cacao nose, maltsyrup, smelling sweet. Nicely balanced taste with sweet, bitterish and even slightly acidic (mainly the CO˛, probably). Chocolate malts, wafflesyrup, but nowhere cloying. Again cacaopowder retronasal, wood and liquorice. Light body, well carbonated without becoming fizzy. SLighlty velvety, sticky texture backthroat. Good, drinkable mild, way better than the nose suggested. Haven’t got a clue where this one hailed from. Alvinne beershop??

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
In bottle at home. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and lingering roasty malt. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Gift from SJ. An easy drinking brew with hints of caramel, liquorice and and floral hop. Thin in the body, but acceptable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thomat (3420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2011
Dark, reddish brown with a small, tan head. Malty with fruity notes. Malt, roasted and coffee. Medium to light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22400) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
4th August 2010. GBBF.
Clear dark brown beer with a residual suddy tan head. Light dry palate. Fresh dark malt. Some lactose sweetness. A whisper of roasted malt. Some dark fruit underneath. Well joined up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2010
From cask. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty and roasted. Dark malty and chocolate. Smooth chocolate and slight caramelish. Roastedmalty and sligh bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Three Judges, Glasgow 17/06/10. Almost black in colour with a slight, off-white head. Charred malt aroma, with bitter chocolate and a trace of dark fruit. Easy drinking with more chocolate, roasted malts and a light, bitter finish. Very good.

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